At the Met Museum

From what I can discern, it appears the last time I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art was in June 2019. What drew me back, booster in hand and case numbers down, was Susan Tallman’s review in the New York Review of Books, and in particular her observation that “[o]ne century’s wavering is another’s experimentalism.” [cite]

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Prayers of Method and Fruits of Silence: the 2021 Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Wales

The Vale of Glamorgan Festival, the mission of which is to celebrate and perform music by living composers, is in its 52nd year, under the helm of its founder and artistic director, composer John Metcalf. This year, many of the festival’s programs may be found online here.

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Three for the Road

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David Nice’s course on Russian Music—a total of forty sessions, each 2-3 hours in length—completed last week. The music, however, lives on. Here are three works, one each by Sofia Gubaidulina, Alfred Schnittke, and Lepo Sumera, featured in the final installment of Nice’s Russian Music tour de force.

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